** 2021 Stock ** Digitmovies presents, on a double-CD set, Giorgio Gaslini's complete original soundtrack, in mono and in full stereo, for the movie Bali (aka "Incontro D'amore - Bali", "Incontro D'amore a Bali"). Directed in 1970 by Ugo Liberatore and starring Umberto Orsini, Laura Antonelli, John Steiner, Petra Pauly, Johannes Schaaf, Ettore Manni, and Ilona Staller. A few years later some scenes were reshot by director Paolo Heusch with the presence of the actress Ilona Staller and re-edited by producer Alfredo Bini so that the movie was re-released in the theaters with the title Incontro D'amore - Bali. The famous jazz musician, pianist, and composer Giorgio Gaslini was signed up to write the score.
At that time Cinevox Record issued a 33rpm album which contained ten tracks in mono. Digitmovies have placed the master tapes of the original session with all the music recorded in mono, but there's more: by means of a thorough search in the Cinevox vaults the label have found other master tapes of the OST in very good conditions and even in full stereo. The label first thought that they contained stereo mixes of the same mono versions, but this was not really the case. Giorgio Gaslini had recorded an alternate score by using a symphonic orchestra that reprises the main themes, but with different orchestrations. So, due to the size of the discovered material, Digitmovies have decided to release a double-CD set: On CD 1 (mono) the OST is more jazzy, with a "combo sound", played by a small orchestra, and the 1970 LP album featured selections in beat music style -- apart some intervals of traditional Balinesian music. It's more suitable for an easy listening experience in those days.
The "Bali Theme" strongly dominates, a romantic cue with a little epic flavor, which in CD 2 returns in an exciting symphonic beat version for orchestra and the choir of Cantori Moderni di Alessandro Alessandroni. At the end of the second CD, the label have included a suite with the two tracks "Incontro D'amore" and "Smetti Di Piovere" (this last one with the remarkable performance of Edda Dell'Orso) issued in 1975 on the very rare Cinevox 45rpm single. This is the added OST that Gaslini wrote and recorded for the '75 movie re-release and it includes an unreleased passage with dramatic strings for the scene where the protagonist stabs his wife.